It feels so good to be back into a proper routine again and to be able to upload posts more regularly.
In case you haven’t seen, I recently started a youtube channel (click here) and will be posting weekly every thursday. My youtube channel will cover an array of different videos ranging from plan with me’s, drawing tips for your journal, bullet journal flip through and much much more. I have a lot of exciting videos planned for the near future, so keep an eye out for those.
On this blog, I have covered daily planning and logging in quite some detail over the past few months and wanted to give my weekly spreads and tips a time to shine. Throughout the last month especially, I have seen myself moving from using daily spreads to using weekly spreads more frequently within my bullet journal. It allows me to plan my weeks and days very quickly, its time effective, easy to read and an overall great way to utilize your time effectively.
In conjunction with my weekly logs, I like to use to do lists as well. This just really helps me to keep track of tasks and events that need to be done and acts as an incentive to get things done. If you have read any of my previous posts, you’ll know just how much I love to do lists. I seriously have no idea where i’d be without them hahaha..
For weekly planning, I use two different types of journals and planners. The first being the KIKKI.K 2016 weekly A4 planner and the second being my A5 Leuchtturm1917 journal which I use as a bullet journal.
What I love about the KIKKI.K journal is that it breaks the days of the week down into half-hourly increments, so that planning your day becomes extremely easy and time effective. Being able to plan the days in the week in line with the hours of the day really enables you to visualize how to break your day down to finish all the tasks and events you have in the most easy and practical way.
How I use my KIKKI.K Planner:
– I like to use highlighters to categorize different tasks and events so that instantly I can look at my planner and distinguish what part of my day is allocated towards a specific task or subject.
– I keep this planner very neat and minimal, I dont include much detail in my tasks and events just so that it remains easy to read and understand.
– I use a post it note at the bottom of the page to create to do lists for any tasks that require further notes or direction.
– Each morning I overview the day and make any alterations and changes before the day starts.
– Each night I alter the following day if need be and carry across any tasks that weren’t completed.
How I use my Leuchtturm1917 Bullet Journal:
– On each Sunday afternoon I draw up my spread I will use for the entire week.
In the picture below, you can see my weekly logs are divided into 4 different sections, weekly log, goals, fitness and checklists.
The main section contains each day of the week and major tasks, events and appointments that occur during the week. I have use coloured dots to distinguish the categories for these different tasks so that it is easier and quicker to observe. (For example, green = fitness)
The second section in my weekly log is the fitness box. Here is where I like to write what I want to achieve fitness wise and what exercise I plan to complete that week. I use this box as a checklist and mark off the activities I have completed.
The third section explores my weekly goals, it allows me to reflect on the previous week and set myself a small range of goals I want to work towards and achieve by the end of the following week. I find this a great incentive to help enhance aspects of your day to day life that you are currently unhappy with.
The last section is a small checklist which allows me to jot down any further tasks, events, appointments and reminders that dont belong in the initial weekly spread. This checklist allows me to break down tasks and events further and helps ensure that your weekly goals and tasks are completed efficiently.
I hope that you found this post helpful, If you have any requests for future blog posts please feel free to leave me a comment or message with your suggestion.
Remember to keep an eye out for Thursday’s video (It’s all about drawing banners, flags and headers in your journals and planners)
Until then, have a wonderful week.
PS. The july sticker set is now available to purchase on my etsy. Get it now in time for July. It contains over 250+ stickers for all your planning needs in July.